Windows 10 slow WiFi speed, high ping in games

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #1

    Windows 10 slow WiFi speed, high ping in games


    Hello,
    I have been having extremely high ping in online games like BF1 and Titanfall 2 (>500 with spikes to over 1000, pretty much unplayable), and slow WiFi speeds. I have already updated my wireless drivers and disabled location and automatic updates. Speedtest.net shows a ping of around 40 ms, and download speeds of about 7-10 Mb/s. Wired connections are a little less than 10 times as fast for downloads, and significantly lower ping. Doing a speedtest on my Galaxy S6 gives 12 ms ping and 35 Mb/s downloads. I have done a speedtest on my windows 10 laptop with the same WiFi dongle as my desktop, as well as the built in card, with very similar results. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #2

    First thing I would do is run the DSL Reports speed/bufferbloat test and post your bufferbloat test result back here.

    Could it be that the game is overtaxing your GPU or CPU and that is the cause of the issue? I'd try dialing back your settings and see if that helps.

    Next, I'd do a diagnostic boot with msconfig to load minimum services only and run the game again to see if that helps.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Here's the result on the 2.4 GHz band: Speed result of 7.05/1.13 Mbps | DSLReports, ISP Information
    and on the 5GHz band: Speed result of 45/10.56 Mbps | DSLReports, ISP Information
    While running the tests, there were multiple bufferbloat spikes to over 500 ms
    The ping in games is slightly less on the 5 GHz band, but is still insanely high.
    I've already tried lowering settings, and playing less intensive games where I get >200 FPS (CS:GO), and the issue still persists.
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  4. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
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    BaconSunday said:
    ....I have done a speedtest on my windows 10 laptop with the same WiFi dongle as my desktop, as well as the built in card, with very similar results. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Does this mean that you see the same problems on a different computer using the same network?

    Next step, try a direct wire connection to your router, and, if you have a modem separate from your router, I'd try a direct wire connection from the modem to the laptop, taking out both wifi and the router.

    If things get better with the direct connections, then I'd think about trying to address the bufferbloat. I run a DD-WRT router with QOS setup to control the bufferbloat and get an A+ score for bufferbloat on the DSL Reports test. However, this is all very technical...if it is too much, then maybe think about a new router.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Here's a bufferbloat test direct to the router: Speed result of 88/12.49 Mbps | DSLReports, ISP Information Bufferbloat is MUCH worse on Direct connection, but Download speeds are much higher
    I can't connect direct to the modem, It says "Unidentified network, no internet access"
    My router is only about a year old, purchased in December 2015 (D-link DIR-813), is it already outdated?
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  6. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #6

    Time to read up on bufferbloat: Introduction - Bufferbloat.net

    Most routers do nothing to fix bufferbloat. I had to flash my router with DD-WRT and then configure the QOS system to manage bufferbloat.

    How does your game run on the direct connection to the router?
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Do you think that this router (TP-Link Ac1750) would be a good upgrade? Amazon.com: TP-Link Archer C7 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (AC1750): Computers & Accessories
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  8. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #8

    BaconSunday said:
    Do you think that this router (TP-Link Ac1750) would be a good upgrade? Amazon.com: TP-Link Archer C7 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (AC1750): Computers & Accessories
    That is a good router, but it is hard to say that it would fix your problem...

    I believe that router will run DD-WRT.
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    I checked the website for DD-WRT, and my router was not listed on the website. However, a similar router, the DIR-810L is. It is also an AC750 router. would that version of the firmware work?
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  10. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #10

    BaconSunday said:
    I checked the website for DD-WRT, and my router was not listed on the website. However, a similar router, the DIR-810L is. It is also an AC750 router. would that version of the firmware work?
    Maybe, but you risk bricking your router if it does not. And again, we don't know if this will solve your problem...
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